Moogfest Announces Plan to Become Biennial Event
Moog Music has announced that Asheville, NC’s Moogfest will become a biennial event, with the next edition scheduled for 2016. A statement from the company reads:
Moogfest 2014 was a reboot of the festival, with much of the planning and execution taking place inside the Moog headquarters, just upstairs from where the synthesizers are designed and built by hand. Engineering a production of this scale is a process that can’t be mass-produced, much like Moog synthesizers themselves.
The decision to produce Moogfest biennially is in an effort to maintain the authenticity of the event, as well as the financial and spiritual health of Moog Music and its employees, whose primary focus will always be designing and building synthesizers.
As previously reported, Moogfest relaunched in 2014 after parting ways with their co-promoter AC Entertainment, who went on to form the Asheville-based Mountain Oasis Music Festival. Moog Fest 2014 featured numerous panels and workshops, as well as performances by Kraftwerk, Nile Rogers, Giorgio Moroder, Flying Lotus, M.I.A. and Dan Deacon, among others.